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Address: Rainy Pass (Highway 20), North Cascades National Park, WA
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Nice lake in the heart of North Cascades

This is a beautiful lake with a very good access even for not so fit travellers, very nice stop on Rainy Pass on Hwy 20, worth seeing if you have a little time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a beautiful lake with a very good access even for not so fit travellers, very nice stop on Rainy Pass on Hwy 20, worth seeing if you have a little time.

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British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very nice short walk (about a mile in). Brings you to a lovely lake with great reflections of the mountains surrounding. Well graded and mostly paved.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The road to rainy lake is usually closed after mid-Nov. But this year (2014) we got extremely lucky and found ourself enjoying more than a week's sunny but cold days, and the road was open! The lake was completely frozen, people was skating on it, and the scenery was stunning. Totally worth it.

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Picture Butte, ALberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was an easy hike (paved path the entire way) to a pretty lake at the end. $5.00 to use the trail (or a park pass) which was very reasonable.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We went to the wrong car park at first but soon realised our mistake. Found a spot to park and then walked the lake did not dissapoint, it was lovely and peaceful. I liked the sings on the trees as it made the walk more interesting. Go there and relax.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A short easy trail in the North Cascade Scenic Highway a few miles after the Washington Pass Look out Post. The Trail is completely paved and is suitable for children and elderly.The trail is about two miles bothway and you have a look at a wonderful lake and scenic mountains at the end of the trail.The only snag is that... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a very easy hike, one mile in and one mile back. The trail is completely paved and level and hence friendly for small children, those who have some mobility constraints, or (in our case) those who have already had a full day of vigorous hiking and are tired but wish to get in one last gentle walk before... More 

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Winthrop, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great place to stretch the legs if driving the N. Cascades Hwy. There are no easy trails bast the overlook at the end of the paved trail.

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Simi Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We did the Rainy Lake hike after coming off of a 7.8 mile hike from Maple Pass. We were there so we continued on to Rainy Lake as we had heard from another hiker that there was a moose there earlier in the morning. So we make it to the lake, but with the fires that were going on in... More 

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oosterzele
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

this is a very nice trip of only 2 miles (roundtrip).No elevation. Behind the lake is the Lyall Glacier with his falls. Trip of one hour.

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Address: Rainy Pass (Highway 20), North Cascades National Park, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  North Cascades National Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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